Review | Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette and Legendary Lashes

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I was so excited when I heard that Charlotte Tilbury would be releasing a look in a palette. I love all of her products so having something more travel friendly that I could take away with me is perfect. I went straight on the website and pre-ordered the palette straight away. If you pre-ordered the palette you also received a mini size of the new Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara, so I will do a quick review of this before we get into the palette. Sorry about the lighting in the picture, I found it difficult to get a good shot of the gold packaging.

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I already enjoy using the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara so I was looking forward to trying out her new formula. Legendary Lashes promises to extend lashes with its elastic formula whilst also separating lashes for a red carpet ready fluttery voluminous look. As with the Full Fat Lashes Mascara the Legendary Lashes Mascara has a bristle style wand which is definitely my preference when it comes to mascara wands. The size of the brush is also my preference, it’s not to fat and not to thin. I find using mascaras with fat wands really difficult as I do not have a lot of eye space so end up with it all over my lid and mascara wands that are too thin do not seem to give enough volume. I have only tested the formula on my top lashes as I always use a water-resistant mascara on my bottom lashes so it does not smear. Two coats of mascara gives my lashes the perfect amount of volume and really does make them look fluttery. If I am honest, I have not noticed much of a difference between the two mascaras except the wands are different shapes. They both provide good volume and separation and both wear similarly throughout the day. Overall I prefer the Legendary Lashes Mascara as the wand shape if better suited to my eye shape so I will be purchasing this when I run out. The Legendary Lashes will retail for £25 and will be released on 6th May.

Now onto the Instant Look in a Palette.

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I will start with the packaging. It feels sturdy enough to stop the products from breaking whilst it is in your makeup bag but it is also sleek and light weight – definitely a contender for my new favourite travel palette. The Instant Look in a Palette contains the famous Bronze and Glow shades which, for me, are the perfect colours to add shape and dimension to my face. I feel the highlight shade is actually more finely milled in this palette so it looks even more natural on the skin. Also for the face there are two shades of blush, a more natural shade to be applied over the apples and swept back to along the cheekbones and a brighter shade for a pop of colour on the apples. The final three products in the palette are for the eyes; a very pale matte pink, a champagne shimmer and a mid-tone neutral matte brown. All three shades are beautifully pigmented and when applied to the lids they last all day. The Instant Look in a Palette provides a natural, yet well put together and polished look. It is perfect for everyday, first dates or I even think this would be a great palette for brides who want a simple elegant look on their special day.

Overall I am really pleased I purchased this palette and have been enjoying using it most days. The Instant Look in a Palette retails for £49 and is available here.

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Review | Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame

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Walk of Shame Matte Revolution Lipstick was the first matte lipstick I tried from Charlotte Tilbury. I had heard great things about the formula and when I swatched the formula in store it felt smooth and creamy, quite unlike any matte lipstick formula I had tried before. I originally wanted Bond Girl to be my first matte lipstick purchase from Charlotte Tilbury, but unfortunately it was out of stock when I was in store. The lovely sales assistant at the Selfridges counter pointed me in the direction of Walk of Shame and showed me how similar it was to Bond Girl. Satisfied that the colour was what I was looking for, I happily handed over my card and walked out of the shop with my first Matte Revolution lipstick purchase.

Charlotte Tilbury describes Walk of Shame as a berry tinted rose. On my skin tone it translates as a reddened berry with a hint of brown. It very much reminds me of a ’90s lip colour with a modern twist. The lipstick glides on effortlessly with no tugging, and on the lips it feels creamy and comfortable. I can quite happily wear this formula all day with very little touching up and not end up with dry parched lips once I remove it. It lasts well when eating a meal and can be reapplied on top of itself without bunching up or looking messy. The shape of the bullet is something I have not seen before in a lipstick. The end has been squared off which gives you great control when carving out the cupids bow and the shape allows you to achieve a crisp line around the lips, so no lip liner is required – unless you want to use one of course.

Both formulas from Charlotte Tilbury retail for £23. Now some may feel this is over priced for a lipstick, however I disagree. I feel that the quality of the lipstick is really up there in line with my lipsticks from Chanel and NARS which are at a similar price point. The packaging is also gorgeous and looks beautiful sat on the dressing table.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame retails for £23 and is available here.

Haul | Charlotte Tilbury

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So I had been contemplating making a Charlotte Tilbury order for a while and one day I decided to just take the plunge and order the items I had in my cart. As I spent a silly amount of money I was able to get next day delivery and my items also came gift wrapped in a beautiful box tied up with a bow. I do not want to go into too much detail about the products I purchased as I will be writing separate reviews of each product once I have used them more, but I will talk a little bit about why I purchased them.

Filmstar Bronze and Glow

This is probably the product I was most excited about finally ordering and owning. I had been eyeing it up ever since Charlotte Tilbury released her products but I was unsure if the shades would be suitable for my skin tone. However, after swatching both shades in person I knew that it would work well for me. I have to say, I am already in love with this product. Filmstar Bronze and Glow retails for £49 and is available here.

Rock ‘n’ Khol Eye Cheat Iconic Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

Up until now I have been using the Rimmel Nude Eyeliner to brighten my waterline, however I fancied trying something different. I love using a nude liner when I am working with red toned eyeshadows as it helps to neutralise any redness on my waterline that could cause me to look like I have been crying for hours. The Eye Cheat Eyeliner Pencil retails for £19 and is available here.

Date Night Duo

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Between the Sheets and K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Kiss Chase

I was only going to buy one lipstick, but when I saw that she had released both Valentines Day lipsticks in a set (saving £4) I thought why not. I already knew I liked both of the formulas and I generally wear pink lipsticks the most so I really could not go wrong in getting this set. The Date Night Duo retails for £42 and is available here.

6 Shades of Love Set

Cheek to Chic in Sex on Fire, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in So Marylin and Travel Size Wonderglow

The final product I purchased was another set but this time it includes a lipstick, blush and the Wonderglow primer. I already own the Cheek to Chic in Ecstasy so knew the formula was excellent, this time I wanted something a bit more natural in tone as Ecstasy is more of a pink tone. The lipstick in the set is a gorgeous red which is very different from the other Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks I own, I am very excited to try this one out. Finally, the set comes with a travel sized Wonderglow primer. I love using a highlighting primer under a more matte foundation to add a bit of a glow with none of the oily looking shine. The 6 Shades of Love Set comes in a few different combinations and retails for £49. It is available here.

I am looking forward to testing all of these products and will let you know my thoughts once I have decided how I feel about them.

Have you tried any products from Charlotte Tilbury? Is there anything you would recommend me trying next?

Wish List #6 | February 2016

Feb 16 wishlist1. Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette

I have heard talk of the quality of Viseart Eyeshadow Palettes floating around the blogging community for a while but they never really sparked my interest. It wasn’t until I found the Cool Mattes palette on sale after Christmas that I really paid attention and did some research. Of course after reading how pigmented and blendable the eyeshadows are I snapped up the Cool Mattes palette and started lusting over the other palettes. The one that I want – no, need – next is the Neutral Matte palette. As I have blue eyes I tend to gravitate towards warm colours as they make my eyes pop. Just look at all of those beautiful warm shades, that middle row is just calling to me. The Viseart Neutral Mattes palette retails for £59.95 and is available here.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Between the Sheets

Towards the end of 2015 I finally took the plunge and purchased some makeup from Charlotte Tilbury, and since that first purchase I have become obsessed with her products. Whilst the eyeshadow palettes are probably my favourite products I have purchased so far I also love the lipsticks. I have the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink and the Matte Revolution lipstick in Walk of Shame and I enjoy both formulas. When I saw she was releasing two new pink shades (one in each formula) in time for Valentines Day I knew they would end up on my wish list. I only chose to include one in this post – as I thought two might be considered excessive – and the one I chose is the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Between the Sheets. From the swatches it looks like a beautiful rosy pink with a hint of peach, the perfect just been kissed colour. The Matte Revolution Lipstick in Between the Sheets retails for £23 and is exclusive to http://www.charlottetilbury.com, you can find it here.

3. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea and Cookies

Following along on the matte pink lipstick line is the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea and Cookies. Liquid lipsticks appear to be the “in” lip product at the moment and I have to say I have not tried many liquid lipstick formulas, neither have I tried many products from NYX. Now that the brand is more easily available on http://www.boots.com I have found myself browsing their products more, and this product in particular caught my eye. There is great variety of colours available in this line, from nude to purple to red, but I thought a pink would be a good colour to start with. The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Tea and Cookies retails for £6.50 and is available here.

4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

I am finally getting down to my last few mascaras after making a conscious effort to use some of them up and so now I am on a hunt for new ones to try. I am not usually a fan of Maybelline mascaras but the wand on this one caught my eye. It looks very similar to the Max Factor Clump Defy (Cover Girl Clump Crusher) which is one of my favourite drugstore mascaras. I am interested to find out if this is an even cheaper alternative. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara retails for £7.99 and is available here.

5. Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Sculpting Crayon and Setting Gel

I love a Soap & Glory eyebrow product, I believe I have tried all of them so far and they are all great. With the new Archery 2-in-1 Brow Sculpting Crayon and Setting Gel I like the idea that you have your pencil and brow gel all in one product, this would make it great for travel. The only other company I have seen doing something similar to this is Revlon with their Brow Fantasy – this happens to be my current go to travel eyebrow product. I find that the blonde colour in the Soap & Glory brow products is a great match for my brows, its not too ashy and it is not too warm, as I prefer to keep my eyebrows blonde even though my hair is red. I am looking forward to trying this out soon. The Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow Sculpting Crayon and Setting Gel retails for £10 and is available here.

6. NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

I always get excited for a new NARS drop and I was especially excited for this one. I had heard such good reviews of the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser but knew that it would not be for me as I gravitate towards something with more of a satin or matte formula – my oily areas produce enough of their own glow, they don’t need any help – so when I heard they would bringing out a matte tinted moisturiser I was intrigued. The initial review of this are great and I am dying to try it but I really need to use up some of the foundations/tinted moisturisers I already have. I think this might be on my wish list for a while unfortunately. The NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint retails for £30 and is available here.

What is on your current wish list? Have you tried any of the products on mine? Let me know in the comments below.